Category : Disaster Efforts

  • Multiplie Locations Affected by Early Spring Storms

    Multiplie Locations Affected by Early Spring Storms

    Posted March 26, 2015 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    March 25, 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is becoming active in disaster response to several areas as a result of weather related events.  A strong storm system crossed Oklahoma and Arkansas this afternoon and evening that developed multiple thunderstorms and tornadoes. OKLAHOMA Major Carlyle Gargis, Central Oklahoma …

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  • Salvation Army of Tulsa Responds to Tornadoes

    Salvation Army of Tulsa Responds to Tornadoes

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    Tulsa, OK  (March 25, 2015)  – Even as storms continue to hammer the area, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command is responding to damage reported in the Sand Springs area with a mobile feeding unit (canteen). Multiple locations in the Tulsa metro area have sustained damage due to high winds, tornadoes, and hail which began …

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  • Arkansas Distaster Response: 6 Months Later

    Arkansas Distaster Response: 6 Months Later

    Posted October 28, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Story by Cindy Fuller The Salvation Army has transitioned from response to intermediate and long term recovery following the April tornadoes affecting Northeast Oklahoma and Central Arkansas communities.  Immediately following the storms, The Salvation Army mobilized personnel and equipment for immediate needs.  Teams provided food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first …

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  • Logan County Wildfire Update

    Logan County Wildfire Update

    Posted May 6, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army is responding to a very large wildfire that is affecting many in Logan County.   Record temperatures, drought and strong winds are causing extreme fire danger to much of Oklahoma.  The wildfire, which began on Sunday has reportedly burned over 3,000 acres and is responsible for one fatality.  At …

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  • Arkansas Response Update 5/1/14

    Arkansas Response Update 5/1/14

    Posted May 2, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Mobile Feeding Units continue to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tornadoes that swept through Central Arkansas on Sunday evening. National Weather Service officials announced today the tornado started West of Ferndale and ended in El Paso.  It was on the ground for 41.3 miles and lasted over …

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  • Altus Responds to a Major Apartment Blaze

    Altus Responds to a Major Apartment Blaze

    Posted July 9, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army was asked to help provide relief at an apartment complex fire in Altus yesterday afternoon. The fire destroyed 16 units with at least eight more damaged by smoke. The Salvation Army provided 60 meals, 120 snacks and 480 beverages as well as emotional and spiritual care on-site. The Salvation Army is also …

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  • Ministering in Unusual Places

    Ministering in Unusual Places

    Posted June 13, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    “We’ve had some very unusual ministries and frankly, we’re just looking for the ministries wherever we travel,” says Major Don Wildish, an officer with The Salvation Army in Sherman, Texas. Wildish’s 2-week deployment to Oklahoma has been anything but usual, if there is such a thing. He arrived on May 31, 2013, with an assignment …

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  • New Hours & New Locations For Relief

    New Hours & New Locations For Relief

    Posted June 5, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Yesterday Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) relief efforts expanded into an additional Multi-Agency Relief Center (MARC) set up to serve the survivors of the May 31 events in El Reno at Jenx Simmons Field House at 214 N. Country Club Rd.  Salvation Army disaster relief services at that location include financial assistance to tornado …

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  • Long-Term Recovery For Oklahoma

    Long-Term Recovery For Oklahoma

    Posted June 3, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    As one of the nation’s largest federally recognized emergency disaster services agencies, providing relief to 1-2 million disaster survivors and first responders each year in the United States, The Salvation Army is well-versed in transitioning personnel and resources form initial relief operations—such as providing food, hydration, and initial emotional and spiritual care—to long-term recovery operations …

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  • Canteen Community Care

    Canteen Community Care

    Posted May 24, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    It was a humid Wednesday evening as the McAlester, Oklahoma canteen roamed the streets of Moore, Oklahoma. Hot barbeque sandwiches and cold beverages were being served from the window of the truck, as volunteers walked the streets, searching for people who looked like they were in need of hydration. In the neighborhood where the canteen …

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